Propeller, etching on copper plate 40 x 50 cm

31 Mar – 5 Jun 2019

A childhood memory. A wooden propeller stacked in the kitchen in 1954 Tanah Radjah, a plantation in Deli, Sumatra. Absolutely no idea how that object ended up there as there wasn’t an aerodrome within miles. It has always bedeviled me and probably I’ll never find out. These are two sketches drawn from memory which will be the basis for this etch. The biggest challenge will be depicting the fall of light through the floating dust.

Well…we had Covid lockdown and for a wee while no woodwork on hand. So instead of creating an etching I raided the hen house, found an egg and decided on an egg tempera painting of the subject.

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Mixing colours
Propellor in kitchen

Market scene, Lino-woodcut 50 x 50 cm.

1 Feb – 31 May 2019

One key block of battleship lino, one block of cork lino for shading and three plywood blocks for the colours.

The scene is based on the popular market held every Sunday in Esperaza in the Aude Haute Vallée.

A sketch to show the general idea.

It took a while to cut all those blocks. Especially the key block with a lot of very fine detail, but I got there in the end and managed to run off some prints through the press early in the year just before the Covid lock

Market scene in Esperaza


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